Two Impaired Drivers


FIRST INCIDENT On April 21, 2019, at approximately 1:03 am, an officer from the Sarnia Police COPPS unit, while on Patrol, observed a large pick-up truck in the area of Colborne Road and Capel Street nearly rear-end a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign. The officer continued to follow the vehicle in question observing that it was travelling well below the posted speed limit and that it was swerving within its lane of travel as it was heading northbound. The officer then began to initiate a traffic stop by activating the cruiser emergency lights and observed that the vehicle next began to speed up, then headed into the southbound lanes of Colborne Road, hopped the curb, and came to rest on the front of an address in the 900 block of Colborne Road. As the officer investigated the incident further grounds were formed to arrest the accused for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The suspect was then transported back to the Sarnia Police Headquarters where testing was conducted by a certified breath technician. Upon completing the testing it was determined that the suspect was twice over the legal limit. The accused, Patrick Nolan, 39 years of age, of Petrolia, now faces one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and one count of blood alcohol concentration of 80mg plus. SECOND INCIDENT On April 22, shortly before 12:30 am, officers were dispatched to a local drinking establishment in the area of Devine Street and Indian Road regarding a disturbance that had taken place. Upon police arrival, at approximately 12:30 am, officers came across the parties accused of causing the disturbance just about to leave the parking lot in a vehicle. Officers were able to stop the vehicle without incident and dealt with the driver and passenger. As the investigation continued and grounds were formed it was determined that the driver was believed to be impaired by alcohol. Thus, the accused driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the station to be tested on the Intoxilyzer 8000C. Upon completion of the testing it was determined that the suspect was over three times the legal limit of alcohol. The accused, Aimee Catherine Tasker, 27 years of age, of Sarnia, now faces one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and one count of blood alcohol concentration of 80 mg plus. Constable Giovanni Sottosanti Media Officer Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168 Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca 


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